Wave of US labor unrest could see tens of thousands on strike within weeks

Posted by on October 1, 2021 4:30 am
Categories: Global Stories

From healthcare to Hollywood, workers are demanding higher wages, fighting cuts and seeking better safety and conditions

Tens of thousands of workers around the US could go on strike in the coming weeks in what would be the largest wave of labor unrest since a series of teacher strikes in 2018 and 2019, which won major victories and gave the American labor movement a significant boost.

The unrest spans a huge range of industries from healthcare to Hollywood and academia, and is largely focused on higher wages, fighting cuts and better working and safety conditions, especially in light of Covid-19.

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